Ruth Bernhard - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    In addition to her career as a fine art photographer known for her classic images of the nude female form, Ruth Bernhard was a devoted photography teacher who took her love for the medium beyond her own work to the classroom. Here, Bernhard has mounted her photograph Maggie Faulk I, 1968 to the reverse of an announcement for one of her many seminars in her San Francisco studio. While she likely would have produced numerous signs such as this to advertise throughout the city, this is the only known example in existence and represents a pivotal moment in her career just prior to the success that would propel her into the photographic canon.


Maggie Faulk I

Gelatin silver print.
7 7/8 x 7 in. (20 x 17.8 cm).
Signed in pencil and copyright credit stamp on the reverse of the mount; signed in pencil on the mat and overmat; signed, dated in pencil and copyright credit stamp on the reverse of the backing board. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity signed by the artist.

$8,000 - 12,000 


16 Oct 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York